Westpac Banking. 60IP Publication of Prospectus

  Westpac Banking. (60IP) - Publication of Prospectus

RNS Number : 3589S
Westpac Banking Corporation
29 November 2012




Publication of Prospectus by Westpac Banking Corporation

The following Prospectus has been approved by the United Kingdom Listing
Authority (the "UKLA") and is available for viewing:

Base prospectus dated 29 November 2012 (the "Base Prospectus"), relating to
the U.S.$20 billion Global Covered Bond Programme established by Westpac
Banking Corporation ("Westpac") unconditionally and irrevocably guaranteed as
to payments of interest and principal by BNY Trust Company of Australia
Limited as trustee of the Westpac Covered Bond Trust.

To view the Base Prospectus in full, please paste the following URL into the
address bar of your browser:

http://www.rns-pdf.londonstockexchange.com/rns/3589S_-2012-11-29.pdf

A copy of the Base Prospectus has been submitted to the National Storage
Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at
www.Hemscott.com/nsm.do

For further information, please contact:

Susan Ehr

Westpac Banking Corporation
Camomile Court
23 Camomile Street

London EC3A 7LL



DISCLAIMER - INTENDED ADDRESSEES

Please note that the information contained in the Base Prospectus may be
addressed to and/or targeted at persons who are residents of particular
countries (specified in the Base Prospectus) only and is not intended for use
and should not be relied upon by any person outside these countries and/or to
whom the offer contained in the Base Prospectus is not addressed. Prior to
relying on the information contained in the Base Prospectus you must ascertain
from the Base Prospectus whether or not you are part of the intended
addressees of the information contained therein.

This publication does not constitute an offer of the covered bonds (the
"Covered Bonds") or the guarantee provided by BNY Trust Company of Australia
Limited as trustee of the Westpac Covered Bond Trust (the "CB Guarantee") for
sale in the United States, and is not for distribution in or into the United
States. The Covered Bonds and the CB Guarantee have not been and will not be
registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the
"Securities Act"), or any relevant securities laws of any state of the United
States, and may not be offered, sold or delivered in the United States or to,
or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons, as such terms are defined in
Regulation S under the Securities Act, unless in a transaction exempt from
registration under the Securities Act and any other securities law. The
Covered Bonds and the Guarantees will only be offered and sold without
registration under the Securities Act to (a) "qualified institutional buyers"
as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act ("Rule 144A") in reliance
upon the exemptions provided by Section 4(2) of, and Rule 144A under, the
Securities Act; and (b) non-U.S. persons in offshore transactions in reliance
upon Regulation S under the Securities Act.





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